What if I told you that you could lose millions of dollars for not staying in shape?
That’s the ultimatum the San Francisco 49ers are giving to offensive tackle Anthony Davis, who recently signed a seven-year, $37.295 contract with a $7.5 million signing bonus.
Sources tell CSN Bay Area that the new contract includes “$7.25 million in ‘de-escalators’ if he fails to complete workout and ‘weight requirements.'”
Yes, that’s $7.25 million, or $1.25 million per year over the first five years.
Davis has had a history of weight-troubles at Rutgers, where he reportedly weighed 363 pounds as a freshman. He is currently listed at 323 pounds.
Davis was drafted by the 49ers in the first round in 2010, and has started all 16 games in his three seasons with the team. He was named as a Pro Bowl alternate last season.